By Associated Press - Sunday, July 5, 2015

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois museum is among six sites in the state to host a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on water starting next year.

The exhibit explores the importance of water to Americans.

The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan ( ) reports it’ll run from Dec. 10, 2016, until Jan. 22, 2017, at the Science Center of Southern Illinois in Carbondale.

Bringing the exhibit to Carbondale is a joint venture between Illinois Humanities and the Smithsonian Institution.

Matt Meacham is a program coordinator for Illinois Humanities. He says water often serves as a vital symbol in literature, art, music, folklore and religious life.

The newspaper reports the exhibit will also be on display in Franklin Grove, Mahomet, Lawrenceville, Valmeyer and Channahon.


Information from: Southern Illinoisan,

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